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TheServerSide.Com and TheServerSide.NET community web sites have assembled an able group to lead a discussion of interoperability. Software experts and charter bloggers Ted Neward, Diino Chiesa and Arun Gupta are joined by technology journalist Jack Vaughan. Collectively, they seek to shed light on sometimes murky issues of interoperability in computing. The ServerSide Interoperability Blog invites the developer and architect communities – across platforms — to take part in the discussion. The goal is to create a compelling dialog on the useful practices and architectures that relate to this sometimes heated topic.
   
Neward pic Ted Neward is an independent consultant specializing in high-scale enterprise systems, working with clients ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to small 20-person shops. He speaks on the conference circuit, including the No Fluff Just Stuff Symposium tour, discussing Java, .NET and Web service technologies.
Dino C. pic Dino Chiesa is Director, Application Platform Marketing, Microsoft. Dino has 15 years of experience in the software industry, primarily in server application development and distributed application architecture. Prior to coming to Microsoft, Dino worked for 8 years with IBM and Transarc in distributed middleware and related fields.
Arun Gupta pic Arun Gupta is staff engineer at Sun Microsystems in the Web Technologies and Standards team. Has worked for more than 10 years with various distributed computing technologies, including the Java platform, C++, and web-related technologies. Currently the co-spec lead for JSR 261, Java APIs for XML Web Services Addressing (JAX-WSA), in addition to representing Sun in the W3C WS-Addressing Working Group (WG), has worked in web services interoperability for more than four years.
Alex Krapf pic Alexander Krapf is president and co-founder of Codemesh. He has been involved in a variety of complex .NET, C++, and Java product development efforts. Mr. Krapf has worked for IBM, Thomson Financial Services, Hitachi , Veeder-Root, and Document Directions Inc.
Jack Vaughan pic Scott Balmos is a programmer analyst and system administrator for the Riverwatch Solutions group of Data Processing Sciences Corp., a Cincinnati-based national software/hardware solutions provider and VAR. Scott has extensive experience in unorthodox applications of popular Java and .Net technologies, currently working on a large JEE 5-based application system for his side business SimuNex Ltd., as well as the C#/CLR-based Ensemble operating system.
Jack Vaughan pic Jack Vaughan is site editor for TheServerSide.NET. He has served as co-chair for the XML/Web ServicesONE conference. He has covered software development for 12 years including distributed object technology, XML and application servers. Pervious to TheServerSide.NET, Vaughan was editor-at-large at Application Development Trends.